Information Supplied by Sherrard Kuzz LLP – June 2nd, 2021
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Our April 30, 2021 briefing note addressed key components of Ontario’s paid Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (IDEL). A follow-up briefing note on May 10, 2021 answered FAQ from clients.
As we indicated in these notes, employer reimbursement of paid IDEL will be facilitated by Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board through the COVID -19 Worker Income Protection Benefit Program. The portal through which an employer may apply for reimbursement is now open and can be accessed here.
Prior to applying, an employer should ensure it has available:
- • Its business registration details such as legal name, trade name, CRA number and bank account details.
- • If a WSIB registered employer, its Premium Remittance Statement (Schedule 1 employer) or Monthly Statement (Schedule 2 employer) for details such as the WSIB account number/firm number and last payment details.
- • Its 6-digit NAICS industry classification code (found here).
- • The work site address details (one application per work site address).
- • Details of any current paid sick leave coverage already available to employees including number of days of coverage, daily dollar amounts and policy documents.
- • Applicable employee details (contact information, address, SIN, date of birth, proof of wage payment via a paystub).
Payments are expected to take two weeks to process, with initial payments being made by the end of June and bi-weekly thereafter. An organization can check the status of a claim here.
For more information on the COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit Program, visit the Ontario Government’s information page or contact Sherrard Kuzz lawyer at email@example.com . We’ll respond promptly.
Please Note Information changes daily (sometimes within a day), including the details of the various government initiatives, announcements, and regulations. As such, it is important to carefully review each updated Briefing Note to ensure you are aware of current information. Some content in older briefing notes may no longer apply.
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